Miami Open's most breathtaking plays

Carlos Alcaraz, Gael Monfils, Daniil Medvedev, and Jesica Pegula had fans on their feet cheering in excitement


The 2024 Miami Open is nearing its conclusion. There have been upsets, rain delays, illnesses, and great tennis. Many players have contributed great plays to this year's tournament, but we are highlighting the crazy good skills and athleticism of Carlos Alcaraz, Gael Monfils, Daniil Medvedev, and Jessica Pegula.

Putting two incredible showmen on the tennis court together is bound to provide memorable highlights, and Alcaraz and Monfils did not disappoint. In addition to the jaw-dropping court coverage, fans were treated with smiles and a high five from the players after one particular rally. It was a shame that someone had to lose this match.

Daniil Medvedev added his touch with a forehand that looks impossible to hit and should not be attempted at home. Medvedev's athleticism and shotmaking are often underrated compared to his peers on the ATP Tour. His court position to return opponents' serves is well behind the baseline, and his ability to run down balls while making this type of shot is amazing.

Jessica Pegula also makes our 2024 Miami Open highlight reel

Jessica Pegula lost a tough quarterfinal match to the hard-hitting Ekaterina Alexandrova, but she tried to hang in on some difficult points by running down all of Alexandrova's shots. Pegula does not often wave her hands in the air to get extra love from the crowd, but she does after one point with Alexandrova.

Here is an example of what Pegula was dealing with and why Alexandrova defeated Iga Swiatek and Pegula this week. The announcer in the clip describes it as "outrageous," which is true.

Anyone who does not think tennis players are superior athletes with both foot speed and excellent hand/eye coordination should watch these plays to be convinced otherwise. This is a small sample size of the amazing plays occurring on the ATP and WTA Tours every week.

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